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Bears to interview Olson for quarterbacks coach vacancy

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Continuing their search for a passing/quarterbacks coach, the Chicago Bears will interview former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Greg Olson, a league source told the Chicago Tribune.


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The paper reported that the Bears are also considering Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter for the position, as well as former Seattle Seahawks coordinator Jeremy Bates and University of Miami offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch.

Olson was fired with coach Raheem Morris and the rest of the staff in Tampa Bay after a 4-12 season. Olson spent four seasons in Tampa Bay, including one as the quarterbacks coach before being promoted to the offensive coordinator position. He was the Bears' quarterbacks coach in 2003 under head coach Dick Jauron and also spent time with the Detroit Lions and St. Louis Rams as a quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator. He was also on the coaching staff at Purdue when current Saints quarterback Drew Brees was there.

Sources told ESPNChicago.com that the Bears had previously asked the Tennessee Titans for permission to interview quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator Dowell Loggains, but were turned down by the team.

The position became open when quarterbacks coach Shane Day left with embattled offensive coordinator Mike Martz, who resigned shortly after the regular season ended. The Bears promoted offensive line coach Mike Tice to replace Martz last week.

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